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Steamship "Robert Fulton"

Steamship "Robert Fulton"
Title
Steamship "Robert Fulton"
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite with scratching out and selective glazing on paper laid on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 16 1/2 x 23 in. ( 41.9 x 58.4 cm )
Description 
Marine
Object Number 
X.275
Marks 
Inscribed: at bottom center: "Steam-ship robert Fulton of New York / 700 tons. / Built by Henry Eckford, and ran in 1820 & 1821 as a Steam Packet between New York, Charleston, Havanna, and New Orleans." Inscribed: at lower right: "from an Original Sketch by / R. V. DeWitt"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed below image in black: "Steam-ship ROBERT FULTON of New York / 700 tons. / Built by Henry Eckford, and ran in 1820 & 1821 as a Packet between New York, Charleston, Havanna and / New Orleans;" at lower right: "From an original Sketch / RV DeWitt"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group